automatic suspension for civil commitment - page 2

Hello, I am writing this post because I have just had my R.N. license reinstated after a year and a half automatic suspension due to a civil commitment related to my diagnosis of schizophrenia. I was... Read More

  1. by   brakke33
    Thank you, it was a privilege to serve. My father is currently taking advantage of those voc/rehab services right now, he lost his job when the mine shut down, and if needed I plan to do the same.
  2. by   brakke33
    My jaw hit the floor today when I was denied an appointment at a VA mental heath care facility because of my enrollment in the health professionals service program required by my BON in order to keep my R.N. license. HPSP is a agency that "monitors treatment progress, work quality, and medications, along with attendance at support groups". The supervisor at the VA facility stated that they wouldn't give me an appointment not because my benefits package doesn't include mental health care but because of my participation in HPSP. I hope the VA rep I contacted about this is a pittbull and tears this person a new one.
  3. by   brakke33
    Update for those who are wondering if they can do it, I found a job at a same day surg unit last may. I was totally honest about everything and they just saw my rsum, including 6 months traveling time at Yale, my time at a level 1 trauma center, and my military hx. Over the last 6 months I have excelled and have had no problems. They wanted someone with exp who could start quickly and they had no prob with my needing a work site monitor! So far alls good, I had to relocate but I was hired! I have 1.5 years left on my monitoring and plan on looking for a job closer to home then since it should be easier to get hired on with a current work hx and no need for a work site monitor. Just wanted to post so that someone could find some good news about being a nurse living with schizophrenia!
  4. by   sallyrnrrt
    i am so very proud of you. I also thank you and your father for your service
  5. by   miasmom
    What a minute. Hold on. I do have a service connected injury. I contacted VA. already had appt. I have been in leadership positions before. I am open about my life. Probably should put filter on my mouth. After 30 years I will not just walk away without a fight. I am FAR from perfect but I do want best for everyone. I never want bad for anyone. I knew it was time for a change in my life and area of Carter. I do have the paper to prove that. Now today everything is digital. We all no none is perfect. So please big bussiness which is more guilty someone trying or greed?
  6. by   miasmom
    Call crisis. Line or social services.